Sights Near Manila 1 - Tagaytay Highlands

Tagaytay Travel Blog

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View of Taal from Vista Hotel


If you're bored with Manila's traffic jam, heat, pollution , crowded malls, and bars; or if you want a change in scenery, cooler air, green surroundings, scenic views, just get out of Manila and go to TAGAYTAY CITY, just an hour and 45 minutes away from the city through the Coastal Highway or South Expressway. There are buses that are going to this city from 8 am to 6 pm. The terminals can be found at Pasay City and Baclaran. Or you can just rent a car and drive up to Tagaytay.

Tagaytay City's main attraction is being the viewdeck of the Taal Volacano located 2, 500 meters below the city. Being in an elevated area, the average temperature is 22 degrees Celsius, which is very refreshing for people who are living in most of the hot lowland areas.

Picnic Grove
The temperature can be lower than 22 degrees during the months of November to February. This is another popular reason for going to this city, to enjoy fresh and cool air.

The place is covered with hills and mountains with forests and open grasslands, with alternating flat and elevated areas. Scattered in these areas are fruit and flower farms, picnic groves, garden resorts & restaurants, backpackers' rooms for rent, spas, hotels, churches, convents, retreat houses, etc.

Activities mostly done by visitors to these areas are promenading, dining at the rows of numerous restaurants, overnight stays, trekking & boating to Taal Lake and volcano, vegetable, fruit, and flower shopping, picnics, etc. If you will ask me what I like to do there, its mostly food trip(mushroom burger, bulalo at Josephine's, coffee at Gourmet Cafe, lunch at Antonio's, buying maize on the roadside), chilling at Taal Vista Hotel, just simply driving around the hillsides. It's just near Manila and a day tour would be enough to enjoy the city of Tagaytay.




 

 

ted332 says:
You can do some trekking to the volcano too. :)
Posted on: Apr 24, 2009
Jeroenadmiraal says:
I hope to make some time for this. Ill be travelling through manila a few times
Posted on: Apr 24, 2009
ibaloi says:
Looks like Baguio..:)
Posted on: Mar 06, 2009
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View of Taal from Vista Hotel
View of Taal from Vista Hotel
Picnic Grove
Picnic Grove
Taal Volcano on Taal Lake
Taal Volcano on Taal Lake
Taal Lake viewed at Vista Hotel
Taal Lake viewed at Vista Hotel
Taal Vista Hotel
Taal Vista Hotel
Picnic Grove
Picnic Grove
Taal Vista Hotel grounds
Taal Vista Hotel grounds
Pineapple farm
Pineapple farm
Goat Farm along the way
Goat Farm along the way
zip line - Tagaytay Ridge
zip line - Tagaytay Ridge
Taal Lake and Volcano
Taal Lake and Volcano
Taal Town viewed from Tagaytay City
Taal Town viewed from Tagaytay City
Picnic Grove
Picnic Grove
cable car at Tagaytay Ridge
cable car at Tagaytay Ridge
Roadside view deck
Roadside view deck
Rooms for rent
Rooms for rent
Tagaytay Picnic Grove
Tagaytay Picnic Grove
Pineapple plantation
Pineapple plantation
tai ni po ni - Chinese for small h…
tai ni po ni - Chinese for small …
Tagaytays major fruit produce
Tagaytay's major fruit produce
Pineapple farm
Pineapple farm
Kambingan
Kambingan
Pineapple - good luck fruit for us…
Pineapple - good luck fruit for u…
yellow/green, ripe/unripe
yellow/green, ripe/unripe
Pinia
Pinia
Japanese yellow corn
Japanese yellow corn
peanuts fresh from the soil
peanuts fresh from the soil
bulaklak
bulaklak
bulaklak
bulaklak
old time fave
old time fave
Cabbage cactus
Cabbage cactus
Punyeta este.. Poinsettia
Punyeta este.. Poinsettia
Road to Tagaytay - Santa Rosa, Lag…
Road to Tagaytay - Santa Rosa, La…
TAAL VISTA HOTEL
TAAL VISTA HOTEL
Tagaytay
photo by: JeAr